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Drama movie, with Plot about drug addiction, Cant remember the name of the film and any of the actors.

I remember watching this movie many years ago, the movie's general plot was there was this family, a mother, a father a child (young boy) and a grandfather (father of the mother)
The grandfather was an officer of the town, and the dad was a drug user, I think it was heroin, but it could easily be any other substance, I remember the mother telling the dad if he wanted to be apart of the child's life he needed to get clean and at some point in the movie the grandfather gets roped into helping him get clean, I recall the dad was unsuccessful and ends up relapsing.
At some other point in the movie the mother decides it would be easy money to sell weed, and there is a scene where they're packaging bricks of weed in their kitchen, and the child decides that it is wrong and ends up telling the grandfather, I remember the partner of the grandfather laughing thinking the kid was joking, but the grandfather having a very serious look of belief on his face, and ends up raiding his own daughters house finding the drugs.
I remember a very serious end scene where the dad while intoxicated confronts the mother saying he isn't able to get clean, that its too hard, its impossible etc and that he should still be able to see his son, and that he only needs to get "a little high" and that he can still hold it together at that level of intoxication, and the mother refuses and it all ends rather tragically as the father drives away not being able to ever see his child again.
asked Oct 17, 2017 in Name That Movie by J Ö Y (6 points)

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That is "Riding in Cars with Boys"

"Seriocomic story based on the memoir by Beverly Donofrio, the movie follows a young woman who finds her life radically altered by an event from her teen years. Born in 1950, Beverly grew up bright and ambitious in a working-class neighborhood in Connecticut; her father was a tough but good-hearted cop who listened to his daughter's problems, and her mother was a nervous woman eager to imagine the worst. From an early age, Beverly displays a keen intelligence and an interest in literature, and dreams of going to college in New York and becoming a writer. However, she also develops an early interest in boys, and at 15 finds herself madly in love with a boy from her high school. However, an attempt to get his attention leads to an embarassing incident at a party, and Ray, a sweet but thick-headed 18-year-old, steps forward to defend her. Beverly and Ray end up making out, and after one thing leads to another, Beverly discovers she's pregnant. Telling Ray is only marginally less difficult than informing her parents, and at 16, Beverly is a wife and mother. Against the odds, Beverly is determined to still finish high school and go on to college, but that goal becomes more difficult with time, especially after Beverly's marriage begins to fall apart. Ray tries to do the right thing but has trouble holding a job, and becomes addicted to heroin."

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZM1qKzOod8

answered Oct 18, 2017 by pawprinted (1,463 points)
selected Oct 20, 2017 by J Ö Y
Awesome, thank you, so happy I can watch it again.
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